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Journey of a DPT Student

Real PT School Advice

Published May 23, 2011 5:06 PM by Lauren Rosso

I don't have too many developments on the PT front this week. Now that work and classes have ended, I've simply been enjoying my last few weeks of freedom. Pitt's program starts June 6, which I'm now starting to realize is exceptionally early compared to most other PT programs. A friend of mine will be going to Drexel in Philadelphia and won't start classes until mid-September. I'm therefore trying to squeeze an entire summer's worth of fun into a three-week period. I got to say goodbye to my coworkers at a happy hour on Friday, which turned out to provide some very useful, underappreciated guidance for PT school. The most memorable bits of advice included:

"There is no shame in taking Vaseline to anatomy lab and putting a few dabs below your nostrils."

"Don't be the person who always sits at the front of class and asks questions without raising your hand."

"Don't date anybody in your class. If it doesn't work out, you have to see that person every day."

And, most importantly, "Don't be the drunk girl."

I think it's great advice. It was nice to hear that each of them had a great experience in school, and also that it's possible to have a life outside of class. I'll do my best to heed their advice and not be the drunk girl who is dating a classmate and asks too many questions.


Thank you Robin!  You'll be happy to know that our anatomy lab is very well ventilated, so I haven't needed Vaseline OR Vick's!

Lauren Rosso July 5, 2011 8:55 PM

It's Vick's under your nose :)  Vaseline won't get rid of the smell...

Robin C June 15, 2011 12:52 PM

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